We chatted Valentine's Day just the other day (this post, remember?) so I won't blabber on on the topic (although, I likely could...) It's coming up quick, and you might just need a bit of gifting inspiration. This edition of This, That & Other Stuff is just that with a dose of everything red, pink, and lovey.
What's cuter than red and pink kiss print? Not too much. The newest Mark bath and body offerings come in the form of the Love, Mark collection which features a hand cream, bubble bath, body mist, and body butter. The range features a great scent that combines a blend of wild strawberry, white peach and pink sugar crystals.
Continuing on in the scent department with Elizabeth Arden Always Red Femme. I think perfumes make excellent Valentine's gifts as I'd much rather have something that lasts as oppose to flowers (that ultimately die...) The sentiment is there, and you get to smell great too. Always Red Femme is my current signature scent as the blend of blackcurrant bud, pear, lemon (top notes), peach blossom, muguet, jasmine (middle notes), vanilla, moss, cedar wood and patchouli base notes) is perfection. It's not too floral, but has a nice sweetness for an everyday scent.
If you've got a younger scent fan on your list or someone who likes a lighter approace to fragrance, the Avon Ultra Sexy Body Mist Collection is a cute option. It contains all of the Ultra Sexy scent in body mist format, complete with adorable bottles (which match up with their eau de toilette siblings.) The scents include:
- Ultra Sexy Pink: raspberry, peony & chiffon musk
- Ultra Sexy Heart: cherries, rose petal & chocolate marshmallow
- Ultra Sexy Lace: pear, magnolia & golden amber
If fragrance isn't your speed, but florals are, the gift of everlasting flowers are possible with MoYou London. The Flower Power set includes a stamper, scraper, bottle of stamping polish (shade White Knight), and plate 13 which has a selection of full nail designs.
A soft, radiant peachy-pink flush is a perfect way to fake or enhance the look of love. It's also achievable with Hard Candy Glow All the Way Baked Blush in Honeymoon. It's got an incredibly smooth formula and gives a really pretty glow.
A mini compact dressed in red enamel and gold? Um, yes please! The new mini Mirabella Pure Press Mineral Foundation is adorable but also completely practical. The weighty compact features a handy mirror (for on the fly touch ups) and a sponge. The foundation has a silky formula that offers buildable, natural coverage and a better-for-you list of natural ingredients free from talc, parabens, lead, oil, dye, and chemicals.
Arbonne Glossed Over Lip Gloss in Cardinal 3 ml $24 USD / $31 CAD | THEFACESHOP Collagen Ampoule Lipstick in Merry Pink 3.5 g $25 CAD
While a glossy lip might not be ideal if any heavy make-out sessions are part of your Valentine's plans, but glossy lips are making a come back. A wash of semi-sheer red is perfect for Valentine's with Arbonne Glossed Over Lip Gloss in Cardinal. It's got shimmer to reflect light and for a really pretty effect.
If pink is more your signature shade, THEFACESHOP Collagen Ampoule Lipstick in Merry Pink is a pretty option. The full coverage cream lipstick packs a ton of pigment, is long-wearing and contains anti-aging ingredients to reduce the appearance of lip lines and give the look and feel of plump healthily lips.
Hard Candy Glow All the Way Baked Blush in Honeymoon | Mirabella Pure Press Mineral Foundation in II | Arbonne Glossed Over Lip Gloss in Cardinal | THEFACESHOP Collagen Ampoule Lipstick in Merry Pink
All in all, some Valentine's worthy products. Do you plan on gifting or getting any beauty items this year? What's on your wish list?